M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy
The M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy motorway project comprises the design, build, finance, operation, and maintenance of three new sections of road of the M11, N30, and an N80 link in Ireland.
SPV General Manager Yvonne Jones outlines the background to the M11 project.
"Gorey is a market town in north County Wexford, about an hour's drive from the southern outskirts of Dublin. It’s located beside the main M11 Dublin to Wexford road and connected to the railway network along the same route.
"Enniscorthy is located in the middle of County Wexford, the second largest town situated between the Blackstairs Mountains and the sea, on the main N11 route from Dublin to Rosslare.
"The development consists of approximately 26 km of mainline to motorway standard (M11 route), 4 km of dual carriageway (N80 Link Road) and 8 km of single carriageway (Enniscorthy N30 route)."
The M11 project forms a strategic component of the motorway network, providing a high-quality safe link within the south-east region of Ireland. A key benefit was easing congestion due to bypassing Ferns, Camolin, and Enniscorthy.
The scheme’s other principal features include:
- on the M11 mainline there are two no-grade separated junctions (Frankfort and Ballydawmore) and one at-grade roundabout (Scurlocksbush);
- the N80 link has one at-grade dumb-bell junction (Clavass);
- the N30 link has two at-grade roundabouts (Milehouse and Templescoby);
- the main structural feature of this scheme is the crossing of the River Slaney combined with a crossing of the Dublin-Rosslare rail line and a local road;
- a railway bridge at Ballygullen – crossing the Dublin-Rosslare Rail line; and
- a crossing of the River Urrin in Bessmount.